A Pierce County woman is accused of starving one of her horses because she didn’t want to pay $200 to have it euthanized.
Prosecutors have charged the woman with first-degree animal cruelty. She has not been arrested.
The mare was seized by animal control officers in February and euthanized.
Animal control officers went to visit the mare after receiving a complaint that she was severely underweight.
They found the horse had cracked and overgrown hooves and worn off hair on its muzzle and cheeks from a halter that had been left on for an extended period, according to court records. …